An Overview of Charitable Acts in the City of Rasht, in Qajars" Era
Charitable activities, as a social issue have been considered a routine by benevolent people. In Iran, this has been traced in old days, before accepting Islam as an official religion by the People and the State.Qajars1 period, as the author says, has left deep effects on setting up charities. According to charitable acts and its status in Rasht, she has studied significant factors, influencing those institutions. Records, as a major source, have drawn up popular activities of the people in Rasht.Rasht was a cradle of intelectuals who were in touch with foreign countries, and were taking frequent travels outside. Their repatriation to the homestead created developments, including establishment of charities as a rule-based event. Therefore, Rasht is counted as the birthplace of charitable ideas, which has been taken based on records.